Essay On Family And Ethnicity

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Definition of Family and Ethnicity The word family can mean different things to different people. I define my family as a nuclear family but I do not limit it to that. We are Muslim Palestinian Americans and are also bilingual. We speak both English and Arabic but the English language is more dominant. My family is those that I can trust, love and sacrifice for when required. I define my family as a group of people who share common values, morals, resources, and faith. Within my larger family, my husband and children are my nuclear family.
Values About Education
My family values education greatly and view it as the key to success. My family strongly believes that knowledge can help a situation or circumstance, whether it be good or bad. My parents didn’t have the opportunity to get an education but ironically, they know the value of it. They had to work twice as hard as an educated person to maintain their middle-class status. This is one of the reasons my family believes an education would grant me more opportunities in my life that they had. In my family, I am the first girl to attend college and not drop
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I was always a high achiever and had good grades so the teachers felt they didn’t need to work with my family. This caused a negative experience for me because I don’t agree with schools only working with parents when there’s a problem. Schools should also reach out to parents and get them more involved even if the child, in this case, me, is doing well. I felt a little left out when my parents didn’t feel the need to go to parent teacher night conferences and the teachers really didn’t care because I was doing well. I feel that there is always room for improvement, even though it is much easier to focus on the children that are having academic or behavior problems. For example, I was a very shy child; the schools could’ve worked with my parents to get me into activities that would get me out of my

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